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Upcoming Events in Boise City Oklahoma


January

3 Cimarron County Farm and Ranch Show - A trade show of agriculture equipment and supplies. From 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Cimarron County New Fair Building.

Ph: 580-544-3344 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

March

9 - 15 Tagged Trout Fishing Derby - Address: Located at the Black Mesa State Park , Boise City, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-544-3344 (Always call and confirm events)

April

Miss Cimarron County Pageant - Contact Jeanne Lathrop at (580) 544-3265 for more information.

Trout Fishing Tournament - Address: Lake Carl Etling , Boise City, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-544-3344 (Always call and confirm events)

May

13 - 14 Skelly Memorial Ranch Rodeo - Memorial Weekend - A ranch rodeo consisting of area ranches competing in memory of local cowboys.

Time 2:00pm Contact Don Prather (580) 426-2416 or 426-2412 for more information.

Address: Prather arena near the Black Mesa State Park , Boise City, Oklahoma
Fee: $4.00

June

25 - 28 Santa Fe Trail Daze - The first weekend in June each year is Boise City's Santa Fe Trail Daze, a celebration to rekindle the spirit of the Old West and remind children of their pioneer heritage.

During the four-day event, rodeos, roping, an old-timers' coffee, dances, a parade, country-western entertainment, a sacred music program, stagecoach rides, flea market, flower show, church service, a quilt display, old-time fiddling, antique car show, competition for kids and adults, and many other activities are held. A World's Champion Post Hole digging Contest is also featured every year. It has received national publicity.

On Friday of the celebration, places of historical interest are open during a bus tour to the public which are closed the remainder of the year. Many locations are on private land, which cannot be seen by the general public except at this time. The free bus tours are sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce - every effort is made to teach and entertain visitors.

A site which is of interest to many is a series of dinosaur tracks in a strata of solid rock in the bed of a creek. At times, following flood conditions the tracks are covered with several feet of silt. At other times, gushing torrents along the waterway uncover the tracks completely. Immediately before the annual Trail Daze event, the tracks are swept clear of debris.

Another place which is closed to the general public is Autograph Cliff, a watering and resting place along the old Santa Fe Trail. There are hundreds of signatures carved in the sandstone cliff, giving evidence to those hardy creatures who sought better lives for themselves by "moving on."

Ph: 580-544-3344 (Always call and confirm events)

26 - 27 Wildflower Workshop - Join the Oklahoma Native Plant Society for the Annual WILDFLOWER WORKSHOP, held this year at the Cimarron Heritage Center Museum. Theme: "Dinosaurs to Dust Bowl"
Speakers all day Friday and evening dinner. Field trip on Saturday.
580-423-7237 or 918-381-0219

Address: Cimmaron Heritage Center Museum , Boise City, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-423-7237 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.usao.edu/~onps
Fee: $8.00, plus meals

July

4 Fireworks at the Football Stadium -

September

8 Living History Day - For all students and teachers and public.

Address: Cimarron Heritage Center , Boise City, Oklahoma
Web: www.ccccok.org/museum
Fee: Free.

October

23 Santa Fe Trail Tour - Sponsored by Cimarron Heritage center. Reservations needed.

Ph: 580-544-3479 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ccccok.org/museum

13 Holiday Bazaar - Sponsored by Eta Alpha Sorority.

Ph: 580-544-3486 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

"Old Maid" and "The Wedding Party"

About six miles east of Kenton, a group of formations can be seen east of the 101 Ranch on the south side of the road. This group is known as "The Three Sisters" or "The Wedding Party". One mile further east on the north side of the road is the formation known as "The Old Maid". The Old Maid (

Boise City, OK Natural Attractions

Black Mesa Nature Preserve

The 1,600 acre preserve protects about 60% of the mesa top in Oklahoma in addition to talus slopes and plains habitat. A native granite monument marks the highest point in Oklahoma - 4,973

Boise City, OK Nature Preserves

"Cimmy", the Apatasaurus

Bones of prehistoric dinosaurs were discovered in 1931 about eight miles east of Kenton which included an almost complete skeleton of an apatasaurus, thought to be the largest specimen of its kind in existence. "Cimmy"

Boise City, OK Arts

Autograph Rock

Autograph Rock contains hundreds of carved signatures of Santa Fe travelers and others dating as early as 1826. Autograph Rock is a 200 yard long rock cliff about 20-25 feet high. There are over 323 names on the rock itself and 500

Boise City, OK Natural Attractions

Black Mesa

Lava from an extinct volcano created the rugged setting of the Black Mesa which is the highest point in Oklahoma, just short of 5,000 feet above sea level. Here in the western end of Cimarron County, history is revealed with a lid some 50 to 60 feet thick, about 50

Boise City, OK Natural Attractions

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